Posts Tagged ‘ deviated nasal septum ’

Better Breathing Through Your Nose

Breathing through your nose is better for your health.  Humans are meant to naturally breath through the nose, which filters, warms, and humidifies the air that we breath. Habitual mouth breathing is associated with a host of medical issues, including sleep problems, dental decay, bad breath, and jaw malformation in children.  Mouth breathing may also […]

  • Posted on: May 20 2019
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Nasal Surgery Relieves Chronic Headache in Some Patients

Headaches are common and can have a wide range of causes, which include chronic sinusitis.  A recent study form the University of Wisconsin reports that 85% of patients who underwent functional nasal surgery had at least partial improvement in their headaches (Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018; 142:1583-1592).  1,577 patients who underwent functional nasal surgery for treatment […]

  • Posted on: Feb 20 2019
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Why You Get Nose Bleeds

Nosebleeds are fairly common, approximately 15% of people will have a nosebleed(epistaxis) at some point in their lives.  During the winter season, nose bleeds are especially common, because of increased dryness.  The nose is lined with delicate mucous membranes which have a rich blood supply, and winter dryness causes the membranes to dry out, crack, […]

  • Posted on: Jan 22 2018
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Snoring May Be Dangerous to Your Health

Snoring is generally considered to be a nuisance problem for the sleep partners of the 40% of adults who snore.  Sleep is disrupted and relationships are strained.  More importantly, recent evidence suggests that snoring may be associated with cardiovascular health risks, even in the absence of obstructive sleep apnea. There are indications that the vibrations […]

  • Posted on: Aug 30 2017
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It’s Hard to Think Clearly With a Stuffy Nose

People often feel “fuzzy headed” when they are congested.  Studies have documented that children with untreated allergies perform worse in school.  Nasal congestion affects the quality of sleep, which can lead to daytime lethargy.  In addition, nasal inflammation triggers the release of cytokines which can affect the ability to think and perform. There are many causes […]

  • Posted on: Jun 7 2017
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